Mediterranean Savory cake is my contribution to Meeta of what'sforlunchhoney's Monthly Mingle "Savory Cakes" event this month.Thanks for hosting Meeta.
Here is a wonderful tasting and filled with Mediterranean flavors such as Olives and sun-dried Tomatoes along with others to make it a great savory cake.The basic recipe for this cake is from a cookbook called "Quick Breads" which has sweet as well as savory cakes.I have added my own ingredients to make it Mediterranean.
For Vegetarian Savory cake: just skip all the non-veg additions and add your own vegetables.Without adding the egg,you might get a little dense cake but will taste great.
Mediterranean Savory cake:
1 1/2 cups Plain flour,2 tsp baking powder,1/4 tsp salt,2 tbsp oil,1/2 tsp garlic pd,1 tsp Oregano,2 tbsp melted Butter,1 Egg beaten,1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese,2 tbsp Parmesan cheese,3 tbsp Bacon bits,3 tbsp Green Olives chopped,few chili flakes,4 tbsp chopped Sun-dried Tomatoes,1/4 cup milk.For topping: 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese,1/2 tsp Parsley.
First: Take medium sized loaf pan,line it with parchment paper and spray no-stick oil on top and keep aside.Pre-heat the oven to 375F.
Take all the above ingredients except the topping ingredients in a bowl and mix just until combined.It will be little stiff and sticky.
Add the dough to the loaf pan,press gently to flatten and sprinkle 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese and Parsley on top of the dough.Put it in the Oven and bake for approximately 35-40mins or until a knife comes out clean when inserted in the middle.Take out and cool it on the rack.
Note: In addition to above ingredients,you could add roasted red bell peppers,Jalapenos,1 tsp Poppy seeds etc.Don't add anything watery to make the dough soggy,it won't rise properly if you do.
Do not try to slice when it's warm because you won't be able with ease.Let it rest for few hours before slicing.Taste excellent after 3-4 hrs.
Here it is; baked golden and delicious!
Serve: sliced with little savory cream cheese or on the side with a bowl of warm soup.Enjoy!:))